|Baccarat is a game that has
recently been ignored because of the rise of other casino games. Because it has no
progressive jackpot like Let Em Ride and doesn't have the 15 minutes of fame of
Texas Hold Em it gets ignored by new casino players. Well, we're here to tell
you that if you're new to the casino scene Baccarat is a game you need to check out if you
want to make some quick cash. Here is the 411 on the game.
How It Works
The game itself is simple: Two cards are dealt to two
hands, named Player and Banker. You can bet on the Player, Banker, Tie or any combination
of the three. The object of the game is to correctly pick which hand will have the higher
score, with the highest score in Baccarat being 9 and the lowest being 0. 10 through King
have no value while Aces only count as one.
Some old-school players like to chart the frequency of
Player wins, Banker wins, and Tie wins, you shouldn't bother. There's no pattern to when
you'll win in any section, so just enjoy yourself and use your instincts.
Play Banker More Than Player
In Baccarat, the Banker holds the edge over the Player by
one percent (the probability of Player winning is about 45 percent, the chances of the
Banker winning are at about 46; the odds of the Tie winning are just under 10 percent).
We're not suggesting you stick with the Banker all night, but keep in mind, in the end, he
will win more consistently.
What's so great about Ties in Baccarat? The payout odds are
9-1. The downside? As we mentioned earlier it hits about 10 percent of the time. Do the
math: A game that pays 9-1 hits once every 10 hands? Yeah, not cool.
We're sure there are going to be times when you're itching
for that Tie money. But resist temptation.